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History of the Organization

A comprehensive history of the organization is available in "The conference on biothermodynamics: Origins and evolution" by Ackers and Bolen (Biophys. Chem. 64, p 3-5 1997).

In 2002 The Gibbs Conference on Biological Thermodynamics Incorporated as a mechanism of preserving the philosophy and spirit of the meeting.

In 2011 a special issue of Biophysical Chemistry was printed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gibbs Conference on Biological Thermodynamics. The first article in this issue is a history of the Gibbs Conference and a description of the scientific evolution of the work cherished by the Gibbs community.

Meeting History

Fall, 1986
 
1st discussion of the discipline of Thermodynamics in biological systems. held in Vail, Colorado: Gary Ackers, Wayne Bolen, Ernesto Freire, Stan Gill, Jim Lee
 
Feb, 1987
 
2nd discussion of the discipline of Thermodynamics in biological systems. held in New Orleans: Gary Ackers, Norma Allewell, Wayne Bolen, Ken Breslauer, Ken Dill, Ernesto Freire, Stan Gill, Jim Lee

Current President: James Cole

President Elect: Clay Clark

Past Presidents

  • Gary K. Ackers, Oct. 2001 - Oct. 2002
  • John J. Correia, Oct. 2002 - Oct. 2003
  • D. Wayne Bolen, Oct. 2003 - Oct. 2004
  • Madeline A. Shea, Oct. 2004 - Oct. 2005
  • Dorothy Beckett, Oct. 2005 - Oct. 2006
  • Brad Chaires, Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2007
  • Tim Lohman, Oct. 2007-Oct. 2008
  • Luis A Marky, Oct. 2008-Oct. 2009
  • Bertrand Garcia-Moreno, Oct. 2009-Oct. 2010
  • Karen Fleming, Oct. 2010-Oct. 2011
  • Doug Barrick, Oct. 2011-Oct. 2012
  • David Bain, Oct. 2012-Oct. 2013
  • George Makhatadze, Oct. 2013-Oct. 2014
  • Patricia Clark, Oct. 2014-Oct. 2015
  • Vince LiCata, Oct. 2015-Oct. 2016
  • James Cole, Oct. 2016-Oct. 2017
  • Clay Clark, Oct. 2017-Oct. 2018

Past Treasurer

  • Michael Johnson, Oct. 2002 - Oct. 2010
  • John J. Correia, Oct. 2010 - Oct. 2017

Past Secretary

  • Margaret Daugherty, Oct. 2004 - Oct. 2013